GDS Summit on Sexual Assault and Consent
Seventh Annual Summit on Sexual Assault and Consent
November 18 and November 19, 2022
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Friday, November 18
5:30-5:45pm: Check-in + dinner
5:45-6:00pm: Opening remarks + frame setting
6:00-7:20pm: Roll Red Roll film screening
7:20-8:20pm: Discussion + analysis led by Justine Ang Fonte
About the Film:
Roll Red Roll is a true-crime documentary that follows the story of a pre-season football party in small-town Steubenville, Ohio, a heinous crime took place: the assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football team. What transpired would garner national attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. But it was the disturbing social media evidence uncovered online by crime blogger Alex Goddard that provoked the most powerful questions about the case, and about the collusion of teen bystanders, teachers, parents and coaches to protect the assailants and discredit the victim. As it painstakingly reconstructs the night of the crime and its aftermath, Roll Red Roll uncovers the engrained rape culture at the heart of the incident, acting as a cautionary tale about what can happen when teenage social media bullying runs rampant and adults look the other way. The film unflinchingly asks: “why didn’t anyone stop it?”
Justine Ang Fonte is the child of Philippine immigrants and award-winning health educator, a ghostwriter, and professor based in New York City. She received her Master's in Education in Teaching from the University of Hawai'i and her Master's in Public Health in Sexuality from Columbia University. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, NBC News, CNN, Business Insider, NPR, and Glamour Magazine for her notable teaching career in sexuality education and according to a Buzzfeed list, one of 13 sex educators teaching people what they really need to know when it comes to sex. On Instagram, she's known as "Your Friendly Ghostwriter" composing the texts you avoid sending about setting your boundaries. Follow her on social media @imjustineaf
Saturday, November 19
8:30am - 5:15pm ET
8:30-9:00am: Check-in + breakfast
9:00-9:15am: Opening remarks
9:15-10:00am: Survivor Panel
10:10-10:55am: Cohort meetings
11:00am-12:00pm: Session 1 - Sexual Citizenship:
Who are you and what do you believe? Diving deep into personal boundaries, connections, intimacy, consent, and navigating the complex narrative that is how you move through life.
1:00-2:00pm: Session 2 - Sexual Projects:
Why you do engage? Developing a better understanding of experience based sexuality, power, pleasure, and emotional connection with yourself and with those around you.
2:15-3:15pm: Session 3 - Sexual Geography:
Why does where you are and who you are with matter? Conceptualizing the power and privilege associated with accessibility, spacial awareness, and affirmative consent.
3:25-3:55: Cohort meetings
4:00-5:15pm: Closing Keynote by Jennifer S. Hirsch + Shamus Khan, authors of Sexual Citizens
About Sexual Citizens
Sexual Citizens transforms how we understand and address sexual assault. Through intimate portraits of life and sex among today’s college students, Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new way to understand sexual assault. Their insights transcending current debates about consent, predators in a “hunting ground,” or the dangers of hooking up.
Sexual Citizens reveals the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault a predictable element of life on a college campus. The powerful concepts of sexual projects, sexual citizenship, and sexual geographies, provide a new language for understanding the forces that shape young people’s sexual relationships. The result transforms our understanding of sexual assault and provides a new roadmap for how to address it.
About Jennifer and Shamus
Jennifer S. Hirsch is a professor of socio-medical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Her research spans five intertwined domains: the anthropology of love; gender, sexuality, and migration; sexual, reproductive, and HIV risk practices; social scientific research on sexual assault and undergraduate well-being, and the intersections between anthropology and public health. She is one of New York City’s 16 ‘Heroes in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence.’ In 2012 she was selected as a Guggenheim Fellow. You can read more about her work here.
Shamus Khan is a professor of Sociology and American Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of dozens of books and articles on inequality, American Culture, gender, and elites. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and many other media outlets. In 2018 he was awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize for “the best sociologist under 40.” You can read more of his work at shamuskhan.com.